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Chuck Hughes from Garde Manger Opening New Restaurent in Old Montreal?

BlueSteak Dec 1, 2010 12:06 PM

I overheard a conversation in which someone said Chuck Hughes from Garde Manger is in the midst of opening up a new restaurant east of the current restaurant on St. Paul in Old Montreal. Can anyone shed some light on this?

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    eat2much RE: BlueSteak Dec 1, 2010 02:29 PM

    I can shed a tiny bit of light...it is on St-Paul East near the Bonsecours Market and will be open for lunch as well as dinner. Nit sure what the type of cuisine will be.

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      taddybelle RE: BlueSteak Dec 2, 2010 04:47 PM

      I've been watching Chuck's Day Off and am so inpressed by his food, his expertise and the assured and confident way he cooks while explaining how/why he is doing what he does. He really is a star. We live in Massachusetts but love to travel to Montreal, it is a stunning and wonderful place to visit, everybody is so friendly and very nice and welcoming, you Canadians have a lot to be proud of. On our next visit we will be sure to check out where Chuck is cooking.

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        drsmiles RE: BlueSteak Jul 7, 2011 06:50 PM

        Another success story in

        Another success story in old montreal by Dr Hughes :) !
        Secluded for now but great indoor and outdoor venue, music playlist " a la chuck" , good and reasonable wine selection , lots of selection to share , don't miss the "lobster parfait" (to die for )as well as sea bass on edamame, finshed with strawberry snowcone desert.
        oysters etc of course...will need to jog off this calorie extravaganza . staff of course superb !

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          SnackHappy RE: drsmiles Jul 7, 2011 07:51 PM

          Hey drsmiles, would you mind sharing the name and address of this new place?

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            kpzoo RE: SnackHappy Jul 7, 2011 07:56 PM

            Apparently called Le Bremner - "kind of a 'seafood diner,'" Chuck says in a Facebook post.

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              drsmiles RE: kpzoo Jul 8, 2011 12:56 AM

              The restaurant was named after a vintage sign found during renovations.
              The address is 361 Saint Paul West and much like the Garde's no signage, the street entry entry reads simply RESTAURANT, although the back terrace access is possible through the alley to the Auberge
              Its no diner................

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                eat2much RE: drsmiles Jul 8, 2011 04:34 AM

                St-Paul East not West!

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                  drsmiles RE: eat2much Jul 8, 2011 04:53 AM

                  Oops sorry for the wrong direction
                  I guess after such a great meal my subconscious wanted to keep it a secret :)

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                    mystikdrey RE: drsmiles Jul 8, 2011 06:38 AM

                    Is the price range pretty much the same as Garde-Manger's?

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                    sweettoothMTL RE: eat2much Jul 8, 2011 06:13 AM

                    So it's east? I'd heard that it was in front of Marché Bonsecours, but if you say East, that would place it around St-Pierre street? Is it in the building that's been in renovations forever at the corner of St-Paul/St-Pierre?

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                      kpzoo RE: sweettoothMTL Jul 8, 2011 06:30 AM

                      The dividing line for St-Paul East and St-Paul West is Blvd. St-Laurent. Marché Bonsecours is east of that, and St-Pierre St. is west of it.

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                        wilmagrace RE: kpzoo Jul 12, 2011 07:14 PM

                        I was in old montreal on weekend and looking for his resto, no wonder I could not find it! And i must have walked right by it. Who doesnt put a sign on their resto!
                        from facebook site: le numéro de téléphone du Bremner est le 514 544 0446
                        http://www.facebook.com/chucksdayoff

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                          cherylmtl RE: wilmagrace Jul 13, 2011 05:39 PM

                          Umm...L'Express and Club Chasse et Peche for starters...does Garde Manger even have a sign - they didn't when they first opened IIRC...

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                            Maximilien RE: cherylmtl Jul 13, 2011 06:22 PM

                            I don't think Garde Manger has a sign.

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                            westaust RE: wilmagrace Jul 13, 2011 08:25 PM

                            APDC doesn't have a sign either afaik

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                              superbossmom RE: westaust Jul 14, 2011 02:56 AM

                              L'Express has the name of the restaurant embedded in the stone outside, if I remember well.

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                              L'Express Restaurant
                              3927 Rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC H2W2M4, CA

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                                sweettoothMTL RE: superbossmom Jul 14, 2011 07:08 AM

                                Yes they do, the stones on the ground, so it's hard to find only in winter :)

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